Friday, April 29, 2011

Just Married!!!

Hi, There!,

As you all know the Prince William and Kate Middleton have just been married. Congratulations!!! The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge!

Westminster Abbey

Hi, there!,

Prince William and Kate Middleton are getting married in Westminster Abbey as Willam's grandmother, the Queen Elizabeth II and Duke of Edinburgh in 1947 .

If you travel to London, you can see this beautiful church at the centre, near the Houses of Parliament, next to the Big Ben and located just to the west of the Palace of Westminter.

This ancient church has been regarded as the place for British monarchs' coronations and royal weddings. But also, Westminster Abbey is very well-known due to its significant monuments and memorials, since many relevant people were buried there, such as Geoffrey Chaucer, who wrote The Canterbury Tales; Jane Austern , Charles Dickens, William Blake, Robert Burns, among others. Thus, there is an area within the church renowned as Poets' Corner.In addition, there is another area where many British monarchs are buried too, such as Henry III. and Elizabeth I. Other important people such as Isaac Newton and Charles Darwin are buried here too.

This Abbey will be always linked with the King Edward The Confessor, who constructed this between 1045 and 1050 AD. Three centuries later, after many coronations celebrated there, Henry III constructed this with its current Gothic style, This British monarch built his burial site, but he also wanted to emphasize the cult which had grown up around Edward the Confessor.

When you visit this great Gothic church, you can also see on the floor, in the centre of the nave, the tomb of the Unknown Warrior, an unidentified British soldier who was killed during the First World War and he was buried here 11th November 1920. There are many other graves on the floor, but this is the only one which is forbidden to step on. (See the photo).

Monday, April 25, 2011

Relative Clauses (post 7 )

Hi, Guys!,

If you need to practise the differences between the Defining and Non-defining Relative Clauses as well as remember the relative pronouns, you can download these functional exercises. They are useful for secondary and upper-secondary students. 1, 2, 3, GO!!!

Relative Clauses (defining vs. Non-defining)

Happy Easter!

Hi, there!,

Easter was originally decided in 325AD at the Council of Nicaea. The great Roman Emperor Constantine I assembled the early Christians to fix dates of important Christian events such as the date of the Easter festival. Since then, Easter has been celebrated on different dates. As a matter of fact, the Easter date is calculated by choosing the first Sunday after the full moon following the spring equinox.

If you want to carry out some activities with your younger students, click on here, there are amusing ideas:

Writing - Useful Expressions

Hi, there!,

Do you need any extra help for your compositions? Well, it's time to improve your writing! Because of that, you can take a look or download the following document.

Useful Expressions

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Passive (with 1 or 2 Objects, with Reporting Verbs) - post 10

Hi, Guys!,

Here you are a new practical document, it's very simple, click and download it.
I hope you'll find it useful ;)

PASSIVE (With 1 or 2 Objects, Reporting Verbs)

Monday, April 11, 2011

BUSKERS in London

Hi, Guys!,

Have you ever heard about BUSKERS? Who are they? What do they do?

Buskers are very common around the world, they are musicians who perform and share their music with everybody. You can find them in crowded squares, streets and even in the subway. Buskers always entertain people and earn some money.

In 2003, the London Underground busking scheme started to control this activity since it was illegal at the beginning. However, there are no restrictions in other places in London.

By the way, if you visit London, don't forget to go to Covent Garden Market, a lively place to enjoy busking.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Have / Get +SoMeTHinG + DoNe (Passive post 9)

Hi, Guys!,

If you need some extra exercises to review HAVE / GET + STH + DONE, look at this useful post, and then, just click on the following links. There are key answers.


Finish this Sentence! - GAME

Hi, there!,
I'd like to share with you all this easy practical game: "FINISH THIS SENTENCE!". I hope you'll like it! Let's see...
At the beginning, the teacher delivers one piece of cardboard to every student, they have to make up a sentence, but without the ending,, such as: "If my teacher slept in class, ..." or "We'll be given..." or "Mary told him that she ..."

Then, the teacher collects all the cards, checks them quickly and delivers one to every student. And now, game is ready.: 1,2,3, GO!!!! Once the young learners know a possible ending for their cards, they raise their hands and say it aloud!
Thanks to this simple exercise, they can learn, revise and get many different goals. Just try it! ;)

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